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leon panetta talked about the role of the defense department in protecting the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber security threats. he spoke from new york city. he urged congress to pass the cyber security bill that was brought in august from the senate. this is about 40 minutes. >> frank -- five words -- you deserve to be here. ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure and high honor to introduce one of the most talented, reverse the talk, and experienced leaders in american government. he served our country by meeting the extraordinary challenges of our time. leon panetta things back on his days as a first lieutenant in the u.s. army intelligence. he received a medal. as a member of congress, he chaired the house legislature committee before moving on to the director of a budget. from there president clinton tapped him to become the white house chief of staff. as director of central intelligence, leon panetta made many critical decisions. he made a very public contribution to the united states of america and to our very own new york city. he oversaw this daring mis
at the sbreppid panetta warned the u.s. is facing the possibility of a pearl harbor that could shut down the networks and critical network systems. this is about 40 minutes. >> frank, five words, you deserve to be here. ladies and gentlemen, it is now my great pleasure and high honor to introduce one of the most talented and experienced lead ners american government. a mon who serves our country by meeting the extraordinary challenges of our times. i'm sure secretary of defense panetta thinks back to his days in the u.s. intelligence where he received the accommodation medal. as a member of congress he chared the committee. from there president clinton tapped him to become chief of staff. lee on panetta made and very public contribution to the defense of the united states of america and to our very own new york city. he oversaw the successful and daring mission that ended the life of one osama bin lad din t. persistence, courage and tenacity required to accomplish this remind me of a quote from president kennedy let every nation know that wishes us ill should pay any price be any hardshi
, have about $225 billion of cuts spread across government and secretary panetta said we can find savings. just don't give us a number that's too ugly or big. there are specifics and things we can do this year to avoid the sequestration effect. >> mr. kaine, this week the u.s. supreme court is going to tackle the issue of affirmative action. do you think a college applicant's race should be a factor in whether or not they're admitted to a virginia college? >> the supreme court will tackle this case, which i think they last sort of dealt with in two cases from the university of michigan in the early part of the 2000's. the issue there and issue spending today, do our public colleges accept students and student body that sort of look like the state or look like the population they serve? my kids have gone to the public schools in richmond. they've come up in classrooms that are extremely diverse. they've gotten really good academic education but they've also really gotten spectacular education in living with the folks who are the real virginia today. we're increasingly diverse state and tha
spending, that's another big difference. president obama has worked with secretary leon panetta to bring down defense spending over the next 10 years. governor romney has talked about reinstating that and keeping defense spending at a floor, that it would not fall below. 4% of. two big ticket items, defense spending and tax policy. they have very different views. in terms of leadership, we would have to see what kind of leadership governor romney would have in terms of working with congress, working with a potentially divided congress we have now, in trying to broker a compromise,. which would,. host: this tweet -- lisa mascaro, one of our other viewers pointed out that if eight people are hard at work having meetings talking about the fiscal cliff, what are the other 520 something members doing? what are the other members contributed to this discussion? how are they preparing for all the big questions that will come up in the next months about the fiscal future? >> people running for reelection right now, so lot of people are fighting to save their seats and others are in a safer seats
force on the border on the jordanian side of the syrian border, secretary panetta described it today as aiding the jordanians, but having american troops that close to what is going on in syria -- is that not an escalation? >> we have always said that contingency planning is the responsible thing to do, and we have been working closely with it -- for some time with our partners. jordan has been taking an important role. as we have seen with the syrian regime's violations last week of turkish sovereignty, our partners in the region are greatly affected by assad's brutal campaign, so we will continue to coordinate closely with our partners moving forward as we have in the past. >> u.s. boots on the ground right next to a war zone -- is this an escalation? >> it is not an escalation. it is working with a partner to deal with the impacts of assad's brutality. >> as you know, many of the administration's critics would like to see a more active role by these troops. >> our position on providing military legal assistance has not changed. it is our position that what is needed in syria is no
spread across government. secretary panetta says that we can find things, just to not give us a number that is too big. there are specifics that we can do this year to avoid sequestration effects. >> this week the supreme court is going to tackle affirmative action. should race be a factor as to whether or not they are admitted to a virginia college? >> the supreme court is going to tackle this case, which they last dealt with in the university of michigan case in the early 2000's. the issue there is to our public colleges except students and a student body that look like the population is served. my kids have gone to public schools and they have come up in classrooms that are extremely diverse. they have got a great academic education and a spectacular education that comes from the folks living in the real virginia today. i would hope that what the supreme court would do in this case, and they would affirm that it is ok for a public institution, whether it is a government handing out contracts were college admitting students, that it is ok for them to try to make sure that their stude
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